Lake Dora News

6/15/2018 11:37:00 AM
Orlando Sentinel
Sentinel file photo A seaplane is anchored on the shore of Lake Dora in Tavares A seaplane is anchored on the shore of Lake Dora in Tavares (Sentinel file photo) Nearly a decade ago, city officials came up with the idea of transforming its sleepy downtown ...

6/14/2018 7:33:00 PM
Bay News 9
LAKE DORA, Fla. --Rescue crews recovered a body from Lake Dora Thursday evening. Lake County Sheriff’s Office says 46-year-old Gregory Justice never resurfaced after witnesses say he jumped off a boat Thursday afternoon. According to officials, his body ...

6/14/2018 6:00:00 PM
Orlando Sentinel
Lake County Sheriff's deputies recovered a 46-year-old man who apparently drowned Thursday after jumping out of a boat on Lake Dora. Witnesses saw Gregory Scott Justice jump into the water around 3:30 p.m. A few minutes later, witnesses said they could no ...

6/14/2018 5:17:00 PM
WESH
THE LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TELLS ME THEY DO NOT BELIEVE THERE WAS FOUL PLAYED INVOLV The Lake County Sheriff's Office received a call at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in reference to a person who jumped off a boat while out in Lake Dora. A witness stated that ...

6/14/2018 4:06:00 PM
News 6 WKMG
TAVARES, Fla. - A search on Lake Dora ended Thursday evening after authorities found the body of a boater who had been reported missing, officials from the Lake County Sheriff's Office said. The search began around 3:30 p.m. after a witness saw a 46-year ...

6/14/2018 3:37:00 PM
Daily Commercial
TAVARES — Officials have found the body of the 46-year-old white male who jumped off a boat on Lake Dora in Tavares, according to a report. The Lake County Sheriff's Office responded to a call at about 3:45 p.m. where a witness stated that the man ...

6/14/2018 3:13:00 PM
Daily Commercial
TAVARES — Lake County Sheriff's Office responded to a call at about 3:45 p.m. about a 46-year-old white male who jumped off a boat on Lake Dora in Tavares. A witness stated that the man entered the water at about 3:30 p.m. and a few minutes later was ...

6/14/2018 2:40:00 PM
WESH Orlando
Crews are searching for a 46-year-old man who witnesses said disappeared Thursday while at Lake Dora. The Lake County Sheriff's Office received a call at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in reference to a person who jumped off a boat while out in Lake Dora. A witness ...

6/11/2018 8:00:00 AM
Chicago Tribune
Tavares, Fla., has reinvented itself as America's Seaplane City, making the area a good jumping-off point for a flightseeing trip over central Florida. “Who wants to be the co-pilot?” Evan Frostman asks. Dennis gallantly concedes, and I step into the ...

6/7/2018 3:11:00 AM
Orlando Sentinel
As part of the effort, the city invested $540,000 to build its own train station near Lake Dora. “This has a tremendous economic impact,” Bob Tweedie, Tavares’ economic development director, said Thursday. “It will bring in visitors. They will eat ...

6/5/2018 3:32:00 PM
Bay News 9
In addition, council members will discuss times, stipulations, and what the border of the district will be--currently Baker Street, Fifth Avenue and Lake Dora to the west. The city will then vote if the ordinance makes it to a second reading, though the ...

6/4/2018 9:09:00 AM
Tampa Bay Times
Rosa Rossi searched a year for just the right vessel, and found the Florida-built mock riverboat made in 2000 on Lake Dora. It once cruised Alaskan waters and was floating unused and un-maintained for several years "When it arrived here, it was so really ...

6/4/2018 8:33:00 AM
The Tampa Tribune
Rosa Rossi searched a year for just the right vessel, and found the Florida-built mock riverboat made in 2000 on Lake Dora. It once cruised Alaskan waters and was floating unused and un-maintained for several years "When it arrived here, it was so really ...

5/30/2018 2:29:00 AM
Daily Commercial
The thousand-acre-plus ranch is located on the south side of Lake Dora, and a lakeside clearing offers a fabulous view of the Tavares skyline, especially impressive at night, Hamill says. It’s a reminder that for all its expansiveness and quiet rural ...

5/24/2018 3:41:00 AM
Daily Commercial
Mount Dora Village Market Quality local produce, eclectic food, handmade crafts and ample parking are the highlights of the Mount Dora Village Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday at Evans Park on Donnelly St. at Lake Dora. Clermont Farmers Market Fresh ...

5/11/2018 7:56:00 AM
KNUJ
Last week in Le Sueur County a black bear was spotted on the north end of Lake Dora near Kilkenny. The sighting is being tracked by the Department of Natural Resources on the bear sighting map that was launched this spring. A Department of Natural ...

5/10/2018 4:23:00 PM
The Free Press
A solitary yet pioneering bear was seen May 1 on the north end of Lake Dora near Kilkenny. The sighting was tracked in the Department of Natural Resources’ new bear sighting map, which launched this spring. It was a long ways from traditional bear ...

5/10/2018 4:00:00 PM
The Free Press
A solitary yet pioneering bear was seen May 1 on the north end of Lake Dora near Kilkenny. The sighting was tracked in the Department of Natural Resources’ new bear sighting map, which launched this spring. It was a long ways from traditional bear ...

5/6/2018 7:07:00 AM
Orlando Sentinel
The historic Lakeside Inn is a Victorian-era venue overlooking Lake Dora that opened in 1883, making it the oldest continuously operated hotel in Florida. It’s also been host to a president when fresh off leaving office in 1929, Calvin Coolidge and wife ...

4/25/2018 1:44:00 PM
Orlando Sentinel
“It’s like candy,” said the 66-year-old Hamill, cupping freshly picked blueberries at the 1,400-acre property he and his wife, Cathy, own in a scenic old Florida setting off County Road 561 in Tavares that borders Lake Dora. Jerry Fallstrom/Orlando ...

4/25/2018 3:24:00 AM
Daily Commercial
TAVARES — Paying homage to the Seaplane City, Puddle Jumpers offers expansive views of Lake Dora and even the occasional seaplane landing in Tavares. Owner Jon Aramino said the restaurant has built a clientele that keeps the place hopping seven days a week.

4/16/2018 2:30:00 PM
Orlando Sentinel
But when she started snapping pictures of an aircraft circling above and then landing on Lake Dora in “America’s Seaplane City,” it became evident that it had more trouble in the water than in the air. “The water was super choppy, he was kind of ...

4/15/2018 7:10:00 PM
Daily Commercial
No one was injured. FAA and FWC are en route at this time." This was the second time a seaplane has flipped on Lake Dora recently. On March 21, John Cossette's plane flipped as he was making a U-turn on the lake. He was not injured and was able to get out ...

4/11/2018 7:48:00 PM
Orlando Sentinel
The festival will wrap up with the featured storytellers spinning “Stories from the Heart,” followed by a StoryCruise on Lake Dora. For details on the festival, including a schedule of events, go to flstory.com.

4/10/2018 5:00:00 AM
Aero-News Network
The Tavares Seaplane Base is found downtown on Lake Dora. This seaplane base was almost totally destroyed in Hurricane Irma in September of 2017 but it is about to come back bigger and stronger than ever, thanks to the perseverance of the Tavares town fathers.

4/9/2018 9:14:00 PM
Aero-News Network
The Tavares Seaplane Base is found downtown on Lake Dora. This seaplane base was almost totally destroyed in Hurricane Irma in September of 2017 but it is about to come back bigger and stronger than ever, thanks to the perseverance of the Tavares town fathers.

4/8/2018 5:00:00 PM
Sun-Sentinel
The festival will wrap up with the featured storytellers spinning “Stories from the Heart,” followed by a StoryCruise on Lake Dora. For details on the festival, including a schedule of events, go to flstory.com.

4/8/2018 3:46:00 PM
Daily Commercial
MOUNT DORA — Sailors and spectators gathered at a choppy Lake Dora this weekend for the Mount Dora Yacht Club's 65th annual Sailing Regatta. The yacht club welcomes sailors and their families every year for the event that involves a series of boat races.

3/27/2018 11:13:00 AM
Atlanta Magazine
Snag a rocking chair and watch the sun set over Lake Dora. You don’t have to venture to Maine to escape the South’s sweltering heat; in Lake Lure, the average year-round temperature is sixty-one degrees. That’s because the town and its namesake lake ...

3/21/2018 3:00:00 PM
Daily Commercial
TAVARES — High winds Wednesday flipped a sea plane in Lake Dora at about 12:30 p.m. as the pilot made a U-turn on the lake. John Cossette of Minnesota was not injured and was able to get out of the plane before a boat reached him. There were no injuries ...

3/1/2018 4:05:00 AM
Daily Commercial
MOUNT DORA VILLAGE MARKET: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday At Evans Park on Donnelly St. at Lake Dora. Superb quality local produce, eclectic food, handmade crafts and ample parking. Go to mountdoramarket.com. MEETING AND PRESENTATION: At 1:30 p.m. at ...

2/27/2018 5:55:00 PM
ABC Open
Summer rains fill up Lake Dora’s usually dry lakebed in the #karlamilyi National Park in WA’s Great Sandy Desert. The sunsets can be spectacular and make for a great end to the day after helping setup the #KJ Indigenous Ranger Station for another big year!

2/22/2018 11:50:00 AM
Daily Commercial
MOUNT DORA VILLAGE MARKET: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday At Evans Park on Donnelly St. at Lake Dora. Superb quality local produce, eclectic food, handmade crafts and ample parking. Go to mountdoramarket.com. BEGINNERS BIRDING CLASS: From 2 to 4 p.m ...

2/20/2018 2:54:00 PM
Orlando Sentinel
Some of the 60 or so people on hand at Palm Island Park on the edge of Lake Dora remarked that children would be tempted to put their heads in the gator’s mouth. But Charles Wambald, owner of the American Bronze Foundry in Sanford, said that’s not ...

2/20/2018 2:24:00 PM
Daily Commercial
After an extensive search, city officials decided to set the statue under the shade at Palm Island Park, a scenic, nature-filled boardwalk that juts out to Lake Dora. The statue, which was cast at American Bronze Foundry in Sanford, cost $52,000 and was ...

2/16/2018 5:19:00 AM
Orlando Sentinel
That’s what happened Tuesday at a Lake County Commission meeting when residents in the rural area off Shirley Shores Road south of Tavares — clear around the other side of Lake Dora — came to protest the city encroaching into their rural space.

2/16/2018 4:14:00 AM
Daily Commercial
We remind the city that scenic Lake Dora, with its startling sunsets, sits on the other side of Old 441 from the "Starry Night" house. Does the city plan to build a wall blocking motorists' view of the lake for fear a gawker will veer off the road while ...

2/14/2018 3:37:00 AM
Daily Commercial
Sushi: There are a lot of nice restaurants to get sushi here in Lake County. Lake Dora Sushi and Sake and Thai Jasmine both are located in Tavares. New Wave Asian Bistro is in Mount Dora and you can also pick up daily fresh-made sushi at your local grocery ...

2/9/2018 12:32:00 PM
Daily Commercial
After an extensive search, city officials decided to set the statue under the shade at Palm Island Park, a scenic, nature-filled boardwalk that juts out to Lake Dora. The statue, which was cast at American Bronze Foundry in Sanford, cost $52,000 and was ...

2/5/2018 4:19:00 AM
Daily Commercial
The bricks will be completely laid in the next few weeks. “All of the stormwater that comes from this city used to go into our beautiful Lake Dora. We have decided that it’s time to stop the practice of taking stormwater with a direct discharge into ...





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